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Running the Numbers, a Thorough Figured Bass Workbook

By Fitch/Ashworth

Running the Numbers, a Thorough Figured Bass Workbook
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Basso Continuo - Level 3 - Moderate
Composed by Fitch/Ashworth. This edition: spiral bound. String Methods or Exercises. Workbook. 107 pages. Published by Magnamusic Distributors Inc (MM.DMM0001).

Item Number: MM.DMM0001

RUNNING THE NUMBERS, A Thorough Figured-Bass Workbook for Keyboard Players by Frances Conover Fitch and Jack Ashworth. 'Here at last is an excellent system for approaching the mountain that is basso continuo in small easy steps. Anyone can learn to read figures and understand how to play accompaniments, competely without panic.' - Mitzi Meyerson, Berlin. This book is focussed on early days of the 18th century. Playing Continuo is an art that is gratifying and complex. A good player of continuo can turn something dull into something fantastic, all while seemingly invisible. Contents: 1. Playing a Ground (24 pages), 2. Two voice counterpoint (7 pages), 3. Hand Shapes (16 pages), 4. 17th Century Italian repertoire (18 pages) 5. Training Wheels (13 pages), 6. Plugins (6 pages), 7. Historical background (6 pages), 8. Our experience (7 pages), 9. Resources (3 pages), 10. Glossary (7 pages). The index at the beginning of this book is out of order. The index on this page is accurate to the printed book. Spiral bound. 107 pages with excellent readability.

  • 1. Playing a Ground 
  • 2. Two voice counterpoint 
  • 3. Hand Shapes 
  • 4. 17th Century Italian repertoire 
  • 5. Training Wheels 
  • 6. Plugins 
  • 7. Historical background 
  • 8. Our experience 
  • 9. Resources 
  • 10. Glossary 
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